Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Below is a list of about 330 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh who were (among other things) mathematicians.
You can find out more about them by clicking the link alongside. For those with a biography in our archive there is also a link to the biography.

There is also a list ordered by date of electionA link to the History of the RSE


NameElection date
Patrick Copland1783More info
John Couch Adams1849More infoMacTutor biography
George Biddell Airy1835More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Craig Aitken1925More infoMacTutor biography
John Alison1889More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Edgar Allardice1888More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Henry Hallam Anglin1881More info
Dominique Francois Jean Arago1815More infoMacTutor biography
James Archibald1907More infoMacTutor biography
Michael Francis Atiyah1985More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Babbage1820More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Frederick Baker1943More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Stawell Ball1889More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Jeffrey Gunion Barclay1886More infoMacTutor biography
Frederick Bath1929More infoMacTutor biography
Ludwig Becker1893More info
Robert John Tainsh Bell1916More infoMacTutor biography
George Andreas Berry1893More info
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel1823More infoMacTutor biography
Bevan Braithwaite Baker (Bevan-Baker)1921More infoMacTutor biography
Jean Baptiste Biot1815More infoMacTutor biography
George David Birkhoff1943More infoMacTutor biography
Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes1930More infoMacTutor biography
Hugh Blackburn1850More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Purves Black1931More infoMacTutor biography
Niels Henrik David Bohr1927More infoMacTutor biography
Ludwig Boltzmann1895More infoMacTutor biography
Nathaniel Bowditch1818More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Vernon Boys1936More infoMacTutor biography
Scipione Breislak1823More info
John Brinkley1824More info
Edward Ffrench Bromhead1823More info
Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer1955More infoMacTutor biography
Leslie Maurice Brown1947More info
Alexander Brown1907More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Arnold Brown1924More infoMacTutor biography
Walter Brown1923More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Fairley Buchan1940More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Langley Burchnall1953More infoMacTutor biography
James Burgess1894More info
Alexander G Burgess1902More info
Adam Burg1823More info
George Murray Burnett1956More info
Raymond Keiller Butchart1915More infoMacTutor biography
David Stanley Butler1972More info
John Watt Butters1896More infoMacTutor biography
William Archibald Cadell of Banton1812More info
Moritz Cantor1905More infoMacTutor biography
John W Capstick1887More info
Thomas Carlyle1866More infoMacTutor biography
Horatio Scott Carslaw1901More infoMacTutor biography
Mary Lucy Cartwright1968More infoMacTutor biography
John William Scott Cassels1981More infoMacTutor biography
Augustin Louis Cauchy1845More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Cayley1865More infoMacTutor biography
Sydney Chapman1953More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Christison1800More info
George Chrystal1880More infoMacTutor biography
John Brown Clark1891More infoMacTutor biography
Rudolph Julius Emmanuel Clausius1888More infoMacTutor biography
Ernest George Coker1903More info
Henry Thomas Colebrooke1816More info
Edward Foyle Collingwood1954More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Comrie1909More infoMacTutor biography
John Cook1894More info
Patrick Copland1783More info
Edward Thomas Copson1924More infoMacTutor biography
James Cossar1942More info
Charles Alfred Coulson1941More infoMacTutor biography
James Ireland Craig1908More infoMacTutor biography
Lawrence (Laurence) Crawford1903More infoMacTutor biography
Luigi Cremona1883More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Cumming1783More info
Leslie Bennet Craigie Cunningham1945More infoMacTutor biography
Samuel Newby Curle1977More info
Jean Gaston Darboux1902More infoMacTutor biography
George Howard Darwin1897More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Stephens Davies1831More info
Gaspard Clair Francois Marie Riche de Prony1820More infoMacTutor biography
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Sasindra Chandra Dhar1937More info
James Douglas Hamilton Dickson1876More info
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac1946More infoMacTutor biography
John Dougall1921More infoMacTutor biography
William John Dundas1919More info
Francois Pierre Charles Dupin1823More infoMacTutor biography
George Duthie1899More info
George Eason1975More info
George Samuel Eastwood1925More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Stanley Eddington1930More infoMacTutor biography
William Leonard Edge1934More infoMacTutor biography
Albert Einstein1927More infoMacTutor biography
Arthur Erdelyi (formerly Diamant)1945More infoMacTutor biography
Ivor Malcolm Haddon Etherington1934More info
Joseph David Everett1863More info
Michael Faraday1835More infoMacTutor biography
William Leonard Ferrar1925More infoMacTutor biography
Gaetano Fichera1976More infoMacTutor biography
George Francis FitzGerald1900More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Russell Forsyth1900More infoMacTutor biography
Benjamin Franklin1783More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Bedford Franklin1920More info
Rene Maurice Frechet1947More infoMacTutor biography
Erwin Finlay Freundlich1941More infoMacTutor biography
Karl Friedrich Gauss1820More infoMacTutor biography
David Gibb1910More infoMacTutor biography
John Gibson Gibson1941More info
George Alexander Gibson1889More infoMacTutor biography
Davies Gilbert, (until 1817 Giddy)1828More info
Robert Pollock Gillespie1933More infoMacTutor biography
James Whitbread Lee Glaisher1916More infoMacTutor biography
James Glenie (Glennie)1794More infoMacTutor biography
James Goodwillie1901More info
Thomas Gordon1783More info
Andrew Gray1883More infoMacTutor biography
James Gordon Gray1909More infoMacTutor biography
William Michael Herbert Greaves1939More infoMacTutor biography
William Greenfield1783More info
William Gilmour Guthrie1933More infoMacTutor biography
Jacques Salomon Hadamard1946More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Haldane1820More infoMacTutor biography
Marshall Hall1819More info
Paul Richard Halmos1975More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Parr Hamilton1822More info
Robert Hamilton1783More info
William Rowan Hamilton1835More infoMacTutor biography
Godfrey Harold Hardy1946More infoMacTutor biography
George Harvey1824More info
John Brian Helliwell1963More info
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz1864More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Henderson1834More info
Charles Hermite1884More infoMacTutor biography
John Frederick William Herschel1820More infoMacTutor biography
George William Hill1907More infoMacTutor biography
William Vallance Douglas Hodge1928More infoMacTutor biography
Ellice Martin Horsburgh1904More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Alexander Houstoun1911More info
John Hunter1870More info
Adam Mitchell Hunter1923More info
James Hutton1783More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Hutton1786More infoMacTutor biography
James Hyslop1927More info
James Morton Hyslop1947More info
Edward Lindsay Ince1923More infoMacTutor biography
James Ivory1835More infoMacTutor biography
Henry Jack1970More infoMacTutor biography
William Jack1875More infoMacTutor biography
John Meadows Jackson1947More info
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi1845More infoMacTutor biography
James Jardine1812More info
Harold Jeffreys1953More infoMacTutor biography
George William Jones1905More info
Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh1968More infoMacTutor biography
Philip Kelland1839More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Kemmer1954More info
John Kemp1792More info
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff1868More infoMacTutor biography
Cargill Gilston Knott1880More infoMacTutor biography
Ernst Eduard Kummer1875More infoMacTutor biography
Kasimierz Kuratowski1966More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Louis Lagrange1790More infoMacTutor biography
James Alexander George Lamb1921More info
Horace Lamb1913More infoMacTutor biography
Pierre Simon Laplace1813More infoMacTutor biography
Joseph Larmor1910More infoMacTutor biography
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier1847More infoMacTutor biography
Walter Ledermann1944More infoMacTutor biography
Adrien Marie Legendre1820More infoMacTutor biography
Frank Matthews Leslie1980More info
John Leslie1807More infoMacTutor biography
Tullio Levi-Civita1923More infoMacTutor biography
Hyman Levy1916More infoMacTutor biography
Anders Johan Lexell1784More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Morpeth Hutchinson Lightfoot1931More info
Thomas A Lindsay1920More info
Joseph Liouville1875More infoMacTutor biography
Johann Benedict Listing1879More infoMacTutor biography
James Balfour Lockhart1932More infoMacTutor biography
Reginald Douglas Lord1960More info
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz1920More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Murray Macbeath1955More infoMacTutor biography
Ian David Macdonald1984More info
John Angus Macdonald1904More info
William J Macdonald1886More infoMacTutor biography
Hector Munro Macdonald1905More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander MacFarlane1878More info
Archibald James Macintyre1947More info
Sheila Scott Macintyre, née Scott1958More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Mackay1793More info
John Sturgeon Mackay1882More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew George Mackie1962More info
John Mackie1929More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas MacKnight1799More info
Thomas Murray MacRobert1921More infoMacTutor biography
Devendra Nath Mallik1908More info
David Henry Marshall1882More info
John Marshall1920More info
Nevil Maskelyne1784More infoMacTutor biography
James Clerk Maxwell of Glenlair1856More infoMacTutor biography
Neil McArthur1921More infoMacTutor biography
James Alexander McBride1926More infoMacTutor biography
William Wither McClelland1943More info
William Hunter McCrea1931More infoMacTutor biography
Donald Cameron McIntosh1903More infoMacTutor biography
John Mclaren, (Lord Mclaren)1869More info
Dugald Black McQuistan1921More infoMacTutor biography
George Cunliffe McVittie1943More infoMacTutor biography
John McWhan1921More infoMacTutor biography
William H Metzler1902More infoMacTutor biography
Sidney Michaelson1969More info
Thomas Miller1852More info
William Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee1783More info
John Miller1910More infoMacTutor biography
Louis Melville Milne-Thomson1933More infoMacTutor biography
William Milne1886More info
Archibald Milne1905More infoMacTutor biography
James Mitchell1900More info
Alexander Morgan1896More infoMacTutor biography
Asutosh Mukhopâdhyay1886More info
David Munn1869More info
Crispin St John Alvah Nash-Williams1969More infoMacTutor biography
Simon Newcomb1881More infoMacTutor biography
Hubert Anson Newton1886More info
Benjamin Noble1961More info
Witold Nowacki1979More info
Robert Winston Keith Odoni1996More info
Albert Cyril Offord1946More infoMacTutor biography
Olga Oleinik1983More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Oppenheim1956More infoMacTutor biography
Barnaba Oriani1823More info
Robert Osborne1958More info
John Thomson Pearce1907More info
Karl Pearson1934More infoMacTutor biography
James Wallace Peck1904More info
William Peddie1887More infoMacTutor biography
Benjamin Peirce1867More infoMacTutor biography
William George Penney1970More infoMacTutor biography
Frederick Phillips1917More info
Charles Emile Picard1920More infoMacTutor biography
Salvatore Pincherle1921More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Pinkerton1905More infoMacTutor biography
Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana1835More infoMacTutor biography
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck1937More infoMacTutor biography
John Playfair1783More infoMacTutor biography
Ake Pleijel1975More info
Jules Henri Poincare1895More infoMacTutor biography
Simeon Denis Poisson1820More infoMacTutor biography
Gorakh Prasad1932More info
Arthur John Pressland1892More info
Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet1835More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Ramsay1914More info
Jesse Ramsden1798More infoMacTutor biography
William John Macquorn Rankine1850More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Alexander Rankin1955More infoMacTutor biography
John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh1886More infoMacTutor biography
Selwyn Read1929More info
Thomas Reid1783More info
James Bonnyman Ritchie1914More info
Richard Alexander Robb1929More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Provan Robertson1966More info
John Watson Robertson1937More info
Robert Robertson1896More info
Thomas Romney Robinson1876More info
John Robison1783More info
Alexander David Ross1909More info
Edward Burns Ross1921More infoMacTutor biography
Harold Stanley Ruse1931More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Durie Russell1905More infoMacTutor biography
Daniel Edwin Rutherford1934More infoMacTutor biography
William Saddler1925More info
George Salmon1881More infoMacTutor biography
Ralph Allan Sampson1911More infoMacTutor biography
Edward Sang1836More infoMacTutor biography
George Alfred Leon Sarton1936More info
Robert Schlapp1927More infoMacTutor biography
Heinrich Christian Schumacher1822More info
Peter Redford Scott Lang1878More infoMacTutor biography
Alexander Ritchie Scott1919More info
Swarupchand Mohanlal Shah1957More info
William Fleetwood Sheppard1932More info
Robert Taylor Skinner1903More info
Noel Bryan Slater1954More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Small1783More info
Edward Smart1901More info
Raymond Smart1969More info
Robert Allan Smith1969More info
Archibald Smith of Jordanhill1837More info
Henry John Stephen Smith1876More infoMacTutor biography
Ian Naismith Sneddon1958More infoMacTutor biography
Sergei Lvovich Sobolev1963More infoMacTutor biography
Duncan M'laren Young Sommerville1911More infoMacTutor biography
William Spottiswoode1883More infoMacTutor biography
Thomas Bond Sprague1874More infoMacTutor biography
John Edward Aloysius Steggall1885More infoMacTutor biography
Caleb Andrew Stewart1950More info
Dugald Stewart1783More info
Matthew Stewart1783More infoMacTutor biography
George Gabriel Stokes1865More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Strachan1942More info
William Swan1848More info
James Joseph Sylvester1874More infoMacTutor biography
Peter Guthrie Tait1861More infoMacTutor biography
William Henry Fox Talbot1858More infoMacTutor biography
Geoffrey Ingram Taylor1938More infoMacTutor biography
James Taylor1899More info
Charles Hughes Terrot1840More infoMacTutor biography
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson1885More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew Thomson1887More info
Godfrey Hilton Thomson1926More info
William Thomson1882More info
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin1847More infoMacTutor biography
Geoffrey Timms1933More infoMacTutor biography
William Traill (Trail)1783More infoMacTutor biography
Edward Troughton1822More infoMacTutor biography
Herbert Westren Turnbull1922More infoMacTutor biography
Charles Tweedie1897More infoMacTutor biography
Ramaswamy S Vaidyanathaswami1924More info
Oswald Veblen1943More infoMacTutor biography
Nicholas Vilant1783More infoMacTutor biography
Vito Volterra1913More infoMacTutor biography
Robert Walker1873More info
Arthur Geoffrey Walker1946More infoMacTutor biography
William Wallace1804More infoMacTutor biography
George Neville Watson1949More infoMacTutor biography
Wilhelm Eduard Weber1874More infoMacTutor biography
Ernest Maclagan Wedderburn1907More info
Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn1903More infoMacTutor biography
William Whewell1845More infoMacTutor biography
John MacNaughten Whittaker1928More infoMacTutor biography
Edmund Taylor Whittaker1912More infoMacTutor biography
James Williamson1783More info
John Williamson1928More infoMacTutor biography
Bertram Martin Wilson1934More info
Alexander Wilson1783More infoMacTutor biography
John Wilson1878More infoMacTutor biography
John Wishart1931More infoMacTutor biography
Edward Maitland Wright1937More infoMacTutor biography
Andrew White Young1937More infoMacTutor biography

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